Happy Birthday Blog!

My blog is one year old today! Amazing how time flies...this time last year I was in a very different place in my life. I was finishing my last semester of my teaching program, without a paying job and therefore broke...my long-term relationship was rapidly unraveling, and quite honestly my life just felt like it was crashing down around me. My blog kind of began as a writing outlet, a way to order my then seemingly orderless life. Along with my family and friends, this blog ended up being a saving grace, giving me an outlet to voice some of my thoughts, creative energy, frustration, and a welcome distraction from everything else that was going on. It's amazing to me looking back how much your life can change in a year. This year I feel like I am in a much better, healthier place. I am the proud teacher of a classroom full of 21 darling little 2nd graders, I am in a new and exciting relationship, and I just feel better...overall. I guess you really do have to wade through the tough times to make the good times shine that much more. Thanks to everyone who has read, commented, and become my imaginary blog friends along the way. image/photobucket

16 comments

I *Heart* You said...

happy happy! i love your blog and don't have a chance to comment as often as i would like to! but i sure come here daily to see what cool thing you post about! congrats on the anniversary!

Leigh said...

happy bloggy birthday! i love reading your always-interesting and inspiring posts :) keep up the good work! xoxo.

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happy birthday, lovely little things :)

Carrie said...

What a difference a year makes! I'm so happy for you that you are in a good place with everything. You're an awesome person and deserve the best out of life!!

Megan said...

Happy blog-birthday! Glad to hear everything is going well for you and that blogging has helped along the way-I feel the same! I'm so happy to have stumbled upon Lovely Little Things-your posts never cease to inspire me :)

Rachel said...

Happy, happy birthday! I always love reading your posts.

thevoyageofv said...

Happy birthday! I love your blog and hope there are lots of more posts to come!

paisley peacock said...

Congrats on the big #1 lovely little things! Make a wish....

Miss Mariss said...

Oh Mich it is soo nice to hear you are doing well! I am so happy for all that is good in your life! Happy Bday to your blog!

Grassyllama said...

Happy b-day LLT!!!

Michelle Parks McCourt said...

Happy birthday. I've enjoyed reading your blog!!

summer said...

how wonderful! i just love your blog.
happy birthday & i wish you many more!

Lynne said...

Love this image. It's beautiful. Happy 1 year anniversary!

Marisol said...

Happy birthday!! you've got a lovely blog. I enjoy reading it. Congratulations.
I wish you the best.

Kathy said...

although i'm thrilled that we're done with our program, i do miss seeing you in class almost everyday!!

xoxo! happy blog-bday!

Allie said...

Nonie's homepage on her Mac is your blog. thats how much she and I like it. yay Mich :)